Honestly, like 90% of "should we treat robots like people?" sci-fi narratives are almost inexcusably lazy, because they're willfully ignoring the much more uncomfortable reality.

How can we be willing to acknowledge whether or not robots should be treated like people, without acknowledging the reality that people are already being treated like robots.


@Dayglochainsaw Asimov's I-Robot is still the best sci-fi on the subject that I've ever read. Ironically the Will Smith movie directly contradicts it in favor of the "robots are evil" trope.

@hdansin @Dayglochainsaw the fundamental problem with that movie is that it started as an original script, that definitely got some of its DNA from I, Robot but was fundamentally different, but the studio had the rights and decided to tweak it the minimum amount required to count it as an adaptation.

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